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Date Added: 04 May 2021

T.E. Lawrence: Writings, Correspondence, Biographies & Literature

First editions of works by Lawrence; fine-press, limited-edition publications by the Whittington Press, the Fleece Press, and the Castle Hill Press; and books from the libraries of Jeremy Wilson, Peter Enders, and Peter Danby-Smith. Comprising 43 items, this catalogue covers a broad range of items related to Lawrence, from the important Castle Hill Press parallel text edition of Seven Pillars of Wisdom (the 1922 and 1926 texts) and the limited edition of portraits drawn for Seven Pillars by Eric Kennington, via the lesser-known writings of Lawrence (including his work on rescue boats for the RAF) and his defining correspondence with Charlotte and Bernard Shaw, to very affordable but historically important literature on Lawrence’s reputation and afterlife.


Date Added: 04 May 2021

Joseph Banks: A Lincolnshire Botanist in Australia

250 years ago Captain James Cook and his crew – among them the Lincolnshire botanist Joseph Banks – became the first Europeans to set foot on the eastern coast of Australia. Joseph Banks’ botanical discoveries – some 1,300 previously unknown botanical species – revolutionised European understanding of natural history. The ten prints presented in this catalogue show the rich foliage, colourful flowers, and diverse species that Banks discovered as the Endeavour traversed the globe. * * * To see the online exhibition, our video gallery talks, and access further resources on Joseph Banks and his Florilegium, please visit our website:

Sense of Place

Date Added: 04 May 2021

A Sense of Place

'A Sense of Place' is not a traditional travel catalogue. Join us in exploring places visited, remembered, or imagined through the words, images, and imagination of writers, poets, travellers, and photographers of the past century.


Date Added: 04 May 2021

Literature / Art / Travel / Science

50 books, manuscripts, and prints from the fields of Literature, Art, Travel, and Science, including * Albrecht Dürer * Humphry Davu * William Hogarth * Perkins in Persia * Bligh * Burton * Whittier's anti-slavery writings * early 20th-century publications * early photography * George Lyon autograph letter * photobooks * Faraday * missionaries * 19th-century poetry manuscript * letterpress journal * &c &c

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Date Added: 31 Dec 2021

Modern First Editions (T&F Twenties No 4)

The fourth instalment in our ‘Type & Forme Twenties’ is dedicated to modern first editions. Signed copies and first and limited editions form our selection of attractive publications of literature in English from the 20th century.

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Date Added: 10 Mar 2022

J.G. Farrell

J.G. Farrell, the Anglo-Irish prize-winning novelist of the 1960s and 1970s, is best known for his Empire Trilogy. His entire oeuvre, from A Man from Elsewhere (1963), which only had a very small print run, to the posthumously published The Hill Station (1981), is here gathered in a catalogue that showcases the evolution of Farrell’s writing through a complete set of his first editions.

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